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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jul 8, 2011 5:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TDIH Red Rocks 1978

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Poster: stratocaster Date: July 08, 2010 01:03:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TDIH - 1978 Red Rocks
okay, somebody has to do it...

This not only is one of the best (if not the best) shows from 1978, but the sbd source sound is excellent.

1978 has been fairly documented, the setlists are repetitive, but the best shows from this year carried over the high energy rock approach from 1977. One could say that '78 was the "year of excess", the drugs, the vocals, the approach and the playing went over the top...Garcia, in particular, took many songs to a scrub out fanfare endings...his vocals were somewhat affected, but his singing was very strong when he wasn't hoarse from laryngitis...

Getting back to this show. The setlist is more varied than what was typical for 1978...several versions of tunes can be said to be a top 3 or 5 version (Ramble on Rose, Estimated Prophet, Franklin's Tower, Sugar Magnolia, Werewolves of London)...the playing is as good as it gets for this year...3 encores! highly recommended...love this one...this is also one of the best shows that you could play for a Dead newbie...best Red Rocks show they done ever did as well...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-07-08.sbd.miller.106070.flac16

Set 1 Bertha-> Good Lovin', Dire Wolf, El Paso, It Must Have Been The Roses, Minglewood Blues, Ramble On Rose, Promised Land, Deal

Set 2 Samson & Delilah, Ship of Fools, Estimated Prophet-> The Other One-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> Wharf Rat-> Franklin's Tower-> Sugar Magnolia,

E1: Terrapin Station
E2: One More Saturday Night
E3: Werewolves of London

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jul 8, 2011 7:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH Red Rocks 1978

Still have this on an old worn-out cassette. Outstanding show!

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Poster: polarized blue Date: Jul 8, 2011 2:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH Red Rocks 1978

Yes, I have the cassette as well. Loved my cassettes and used to spend so much time looking through my cases to choose which one to listen to next, or just pulling them out one by one to read the setlist. Now they mostly just sit in the cupboard, but I did get out my 3/18/78 JGB cassette and give it a play just last week, and it's still sitting in the cassette deck.

By the way, 7/8/78 rates very high in my book. I really like several 78 shows.

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Poster: bkidwell Date: Jul 8, 2011 9:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH Red Rocks 1978

I enjoy this show a lot and have fond memories of listening to it twenty years ago, as it was a very heavily circulated tape and was one of the first few bootlegs I heard. Nowadays, I hear a lot of 78 tapes as too much rock & roll, not enough space, but 7/8 Red Rocks still gets me off. It has a lot of good songs, strongly performed, a lot of front-and-center Garcia guitar like most 78s, and the big 2nd set sequence is well-jammed with some song sequences that are far from cliched.

Oh yeah, what is the latest theory on the "SHH!" in Wharf Rat?

This post was modified by bkidwell on 2011-07-08 16:29:40

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Poster: buscameby Date: Jul 8, 2011 7:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH Red Rocks 1978

Don't get me wromg, I only missed one Rocks show and loved all but one and even it was a set up for a GREAT show the next day in 85'

BUT, this show was actually a tease. It gave a realative newbie a sense like it could be this and so much more each time they took the stage, especially at venues like the Rocks. Instead as many of us older Heads came to realize this show was close to the Zenith if not past it as the 60's viewers will atest.

We've all rehashed this many many times, but as much a blessimg it was also a time to regret, the end wasn't near but the possabilities grew less not more.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 8, 2011 9:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH Red Rocks 1978

" the end wasn't near but the possabilities grew less not more."

as I've said a million times I think only compared to themselves. They were STILL the only ones who did what they did

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Poster: RiverRat1492 Date: Jul 8, 2011 2:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Shhh

Hey, great posts. I too really like this show.

I esp. liked the mention about the "shhh." I thought I was the only one who took and takes notice of it. I rarely sing, even by myself driving (might shatter the safety glass), but I ALWAYS do the "SHHH." I got such a kick out of the mention, I almost made a thread just about that, but didn't want to take away from the show.

Always enjoy the posts, and thanks for the laugh of the day.
Rat

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 8, 2011 7:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH Red Rocks 1978

Yet sadly, for all its undoubted audio excellence, that source neglects to include the actual first number -- the Poacher joke. This will rectify that.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-07-08.fob.knight.motb-0068.91766.flac16